Sports Features of Saturday, 15 March 2014
Source: Justice Sarpong
- Minister Tells Stranded Soccer Fans "
The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saani Daara, the Fred Adu lost twin was in the news yesterday lying about the 2010 Ghana budget for Blackstars to South Africa.
"He cited an example of the 2010 World Cup, where the GFA budgeted for 19 million dollars, but only 9 million dollars was spent saying, “10 million dollars was returned to the government and after the tournament, the country had 11 million dollars, so actually we made a profit of about 2 million dollars in our participation of the World Cup.”
Twenty million dollars is at stake here and these Officials will lie, hew and haw to get their sticky fingers at it. They did the same in 2010 and got away with it and they are going to do it again in 2014 if we fail to hold their legs to the fire.
Folks, it's South Africa all over again. Daara is lying about 10 million dollars having been returned to the budget in 2010, that is a big lie. We were all in the country when we could not even find money to feed and board the so called 1,500 supporters we sent to South Africa and four years later this guy is telling us 10 million dollars was returned to the budget? These people think all Ghanaians are fools. The only money returned to Ghana was the amount the team won as Quarter Finalists qualifier.
It's really unbelievable this man can even open his mouth and tell us they are sending parliamentary delegation, governmental delegation etc. Since they are at it, why don't they send the Judicial delegation too since they have catered to two branches of government? Since they are at it, why don't they send the Judicial delegation too since they have catered to two branches of government?